Fri, Jun 5, 3:56am by Kevin Pitstock
A-League football team Adelaide have secured the signing of the exciting and experienced Ghanaian of Lloyd Owusu. It comes as great news for the Reds as they have been struggling for class in front of goal for quite of while.
They have been chasing the signature of Owusu for quite a while now and finally competed the drawn out process in Perth on Wednesday. The 32 year old has penned a 2 year contract for an undisclosed sum.
The club had been in talks with Owusu for a number of weeks but it wasn’t until he passed the fitness test that he was able to become a Reds players. Adelaide coach Aurelio Vidmar said that he gives the team another attacking option and feels he will fit in well with the culture of the club.
“I feel that the way that we play he is certainly going to be able to give something to the team, no question about that,” Vidmar said.
“The few training sessions that I saw of him, he’s very strong in the air, and with his ability to hold the ball up and score goals, I think he’ll do a fine job in the A-League.”
“I think he’s going to be quite a valuable player for us. He’s got a fair bit of experience and he knows how to score goals so we’re looking for a big input from him.”
Owusu is an English born Ghanaian who has admitted that it will be tough adapting to a change in scenery. He has played all of his career in England but has welcomed a move abroad and is excited as the prospect of playing in the Asian Champions League.
“I got a feel of the city while I was in Adelaide, and I was made really welcome by the club and the players were top draw, I felt like I had already been there for a season, all the coaching staff were brilliant,” Owusu said.
“I will be coming to Adelaide wanting to score goals, and hopefully get the club up where they want to be and picking up trophies, so if I can add a bit of quality to the team of what they already got, it’s going to be good for everyone.”
He will arrive in Australia permanently in the first week of July.
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